While You Were Drinking 2014 Game 154 (SF vs SD)

Sometimes things get a little fuzzy after spending an evening trying to figure out who or what O.A.R. is and whether or not you should stick around for their concert. So here’s a friendly reminder of what you might have missed while you were doing that thing I just said.

The Padres (73-81) defeated the San Francisco Giants (84-70) by a score of 3-2 last night thanks to another outstanding performance from Andrew Cashner (5-7, 2.21) both from the mound and at the plate.  Cashner pitched eight-plus innings while giving up two runs on four hits and a walk with seven strikeouts.  All this while also going 2-for-2 with a triple and a walk.

Cashner was pitching a shutout until Hunter Pence led off the ninth inning with a solo home run.  Joe Panik then singled, later coming around to eventually score on a Gregor Blanco hit off of Kevin Quackenbush, who came into relieve Cashner for his fifth save.

Yusmeiro Petit (5-5, 3.63) pitched five and a third innings while giving up all three Padres’ runs on four hits and three walk with seven strikeouts.  Rene Rivera had two RBI while going 2-for-4 at the plate for the Friars.

This afternoon will have Ian Kennedy (11-13, 3.80) going up against Ryan Vogelsong (8-11, 3.98) at 1:10 pm PDT in the last Sunday home game of the 2014 season.  The Padres will be going after a rare series sweep.


Recaps

Cashner does it all as Padres hold off Giants (Scott Miller — MLB.com)

Cashner dominates Giants, wins series (Dennis Lin — UT San Diego)

With chance to gain ground in West, Giants fall short (Chris Haft — MLB.com)

MLB Box Score


Tweets


Video

Amarista’s jumping catch

Venable scores on error

Cashner’s first career triple

Rivera’s two-run double

Grandal’s outstanding play


Photos

Jaden Wilno, 9, second from right, gets the opportunity to be part of the San Diego Padres ground crew prior to the Padres baseball game against the San Francisco Giants Saturday, Sept. 20, 2014, in San Diego. (AP Photo/Don Boomer)

San Diego Padres left fielder Abraham Almonte looks on as shortstop Alexi Amarista jumps up to make the out on San Francisco Giants’ Joe Panik during the first inning of a baseball game Saturday, Sept. 20, 2014, in San Diego. (AP Photo/Don Boomer)

San Diego Padres starting pitcher Andrew Cashner reacts to being pull from the baseball game during the ninth inning against the San Francisco Giants of a baseball game Saturday, Sept. 20, 2014, in San Diego. San Diego won the game 3-2.(AP Photo/Don Boomer)

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